Tele Vue Nagler Type 5 16mm 82° Eyepiece (1.25")

Tele Vue Nagler Type 5 16mm 82° Eyepiece (1.25")


Experience the night sky with "Nagler-Vision". To borrow a quote from Tele Vue's website:

"With Naglers, my aim is to approach the wide angle perspective of naked eye vision, while maintaining the highest degree of sharpness, contrast, and viewing comfort. The goal is to allow the telescope to virtually 'disappear', leaving the impact of 'spacewalk' viewing. -Al Nagler"
Thank you Al.

These eyepieces are suitable for anyone, and any telescope. They are well-corrected to f/4. If you are a Dobsonian owner, then you'll appreciate not having to nudge your scope as often thanks to the wide field of view.

Tele Vue's legendary eyepieces are best-in-class, and truly exquisite. The attention to every detail, from producing the highest-quality optics to the fit and finish, and you'll know why you must have at least one in your collection. We bet you can't own just one.

One of the most expensive features of good optics is contrast, and the more, the better. The highly optimized anti-reflection coatings, precision-ground edge-blackened lenses, inner light-suppression threads and rubber eyecup deliver the goods.

The 16mm Nagler Type 5 is a scaled down version of the "king of the field," 31mm. The Type-5 16mm is a smaller, lighter (0.45 lbs.), 1¼" only, 6-element design which replaces the 8-element 16mm Nagler Type 2. This exciting little high contrast eyepiece looks like a 19mm Panoptic, but packs the visual impact and sharpness we all expect from the 82° Nagler series. This eyepiece offers owners of 1¼" only scopes the largest possible true field in an 82° apparent field eyepiece. Great for small scopes and Bino Vues.


  • Focal length: 16mm
  • Eye relief: 10mm (.3")
  • Fully multicoated optics
  • 6 elements in 4 groups
  • 82° apparent field of view
  • Field stop diameter: 22.1mm
  • 1.25" barrel threaded for standard filters
  • Rubber eyecup
  • Binoviewer compatible
  • Length: To be determined
  • Lens Housing Diameter: To be determined
  • Weight: 203g (7.1oz)
  • Tele Vue Lifetime Limited Warranty

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